The latest evolution of the UK government’s mechanism for funding work on fragile and conflict-affected states offers some improvements on its predecessor – provided it can retain a truly integrated approach
RUSI Director Michael Clarke, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Westminster Hour, suggests that Gordon Brown has the chance to bring European powers together as they readjust to the forthcoming Obama administration.
As the conflict between Georgia and Russia unfolded in the Caucasus, the West found itself lacking any kind of meaningful riposte. In fact, the response from international bodies responsible for conflict management has been so timorous that it raises important questions regarding Europe’s collective security agreements.
Missile defence is now central to the security relationship between Europe and the United States, and NATO’s raison d’être. A European debate on BMD is overdue. This article is intended to help initiate such a debate.
With the United States confirming that Pyongyang had indeed, as it claimed, conducted an underground nuclear test on 9 October, this article analyzes the effects of the bomb on the country, region and international community.